Community Vision

A legacy of stewardship.

When we were entrusted with the development of Del Sur, the final phase of Black Mountain Ranch, we knew we had a very important task at hand—the creation of one of the last communities in central San Diego. We wanted to take inspiration from the best of San Diego’s past including the historic neighborhoods of Mission Hills, Kensington, La Jolla and Coronado that have charmed generations of San Diegans with their architectural diversity and pedestrian nature. Del Sur has translated these aspects into a new community of distinct neighborhoods and created a community that looks boldly to the future while maintaining a respect for the environment.

A community of neighborhoods.

Homes are designed for people first, with details like varied architectural elevations, entrances and front porches encouraging interaction with

Use arrows to see how our park plans have come to life.

neighbors. Almost every home is within walking distance of the six existing community parks—five of which feature solar heated pools.

Incorporating the natural.

The natural typography plays a dominant role in community design. Over 1,000 acres have been preserved as open space with an additional 4,000 acres of the adjacent Black Mountain Preserve. Over 18 miles of trails will connect the community, allowing residents to walk and bike to schools and recreation destinations.

Our commitment to conservation began with the very first building at Del Sur—the Ranch House. Built using local and recycled materials, the Ranch House is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the country, earning the first Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in San Diego for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2007.

Excellence in education.

We understand that quality of schools is one of the top priorities for homebuyers. Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High School are top rated schools in the highly acclaimed Poway School District.

Looking to the future.

Del Sur will continue to grow, keeping faithful to her original goals. In the future look forward to:

  • A total of 13 neighborhood parks
  • A future school
  • Over 2,500 families will call Del Sur home

A Town Center is envisioned for Del Sur, complete with an assortment of shops, restaurants and professional services – all accessed via a network of trails.